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Game of Thrones Betting: Who Will Be the Next to Die?

By Kory Walker in General
| June 2, 2016 12:00 am PDT
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Game of Thrones is as haunting as it is beautiful and mystical. For every powerful or uplifting moment of vengeance, there is a crashing down to earth, sinking feeling when a beloved character inevitably meets their demise.

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT

Jon Snow was dead and now isn’t and since he’s come back to the living, we’ve seen a few characters bite the dust. The most recent onslaught was a nasty three-pack in seven six’s fifth episode, Hold the Door.

The beautiful creature named Leaf gave her life to save Bran Stark’s, the Three-Eyed Raven left the living and we learned the harrowing truth behind Hodor’s speech impediment as he “held the door” for Stark in the blistering snow.

Those are just some of the deaths we saw through the first six episodes, and we can chalk the likes of Roose Bolton, Osha, Olly, Balon Greyjoy and Moro to a rather unforgiving sixth season.

Yikes. There has been a lot of death on this show, yet just four episodes remain for this particular season and it appears we will only get one more season to wrap it all up. But what happens numerous episodes from now is for the fan in all of us. What comes next immediately is what the bettor in is wants to know the most.

More specifically, who is next to die on Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones Death Odds

Per Bovada, there are specific odds for certain characters, but per Game of Thrones, pretty much anyone can be a casualty at anytime. Let’s first take a look at the way Bovada sets it up and then dig into the best and worst bets:

  • Loras Tyrell +250
  • Jorah Mormont +500
  • High Sparrow +500
  • Ramsay Bolton (by Jon Snow) +900
  • Tommen Baratheon +1200
  • Daario Naharis +1800
  • Theon Greyjoy +1800
  • Yara Greyjoy +1800
  • Lady Melisandre +1800
  • Grey Worm +2500
  • Margaery Tyrell +2500
  • Podrick Payne +2500
  • Arya Stark +3300
  • Olenna Tyrell +3300
  • Jaime Lannister +3300
  • Brienne of Tarth +4000
  • Euron Greyjoy +4000
  • Ellaria Sand +4000
  • Tormund +4000
  • Missandei +4000
  • Davos +4500
  • Sansa Stark +4500
  • Jaquen H’ghar +5000
  • Samwell Tarly +6000
  • Ghost +6600
  • Petyr Baelish +6600
  • Lord Varys +6600
  • Jon Snow +6600
  • Drogon +6600
  • Bronn +6600
  • Tyrion Lannister +7500
  • Cersei Lannister +7500
  • Daenerys Targaryen +10000

Worst Bets

The bottom three aren’t happening anytime soon. They’d be way more shocking than the Red Wedding ever was, as Tyrion is ruling at the moment and seems to have so much story left, Cersei is plotting revenge (although she could die if The Mountain loses in her Trial By Combat) and Daenerys seems to be growing in power and numbers and many feel she will end up being the ruler of the 7 Kingdoms when the series is over. Even if she’s not, she’s not dying in episode seven and neither are the two Lannister’s with the funnest betting odds.

We can also rule out Jaime Lannister, Davos, Sansa Stark, Jon Snow and Brienne of Tarth. Probably. Lannister is with his sister and himself is in no immediate danger, plus the two are plotting their revenge. He could die eventually, but he isn’t going to be the next to go. The rest are all together and are still trying to build an army to go up against Ramsay Bolton. If they all magically clash in episode seven, sure, one of them will probably die – including possibly Bolton. However, there is a build up here and I don’t see any of them randomly perishing for no good reason until later in this season or next season.

Best Bets

As far as the big names go, the best bets are probably are any of the Greyjoy’s, Jorah Mormont, the current king and queen (Margaery Tyrell and Tommen Baratheon) and Loras Tyrell.

The way this season is moving, these are the safest bets to be the very next death. Loras Tyrell is imprisoned and has already broken, so even though the High Sparrow and the king have reached some sort of an agreement, it’s possible nothing can be done here. His story seems to be played out, too, so the show creators could just find a way to have him killed. Maybe he even kills himself in his dungeon. Who knows?

The Greyjoy’s might be a total toss-up, as the brother and sister are on the run with all of their ships while their uncle plots their deaths. Are they really going to run into each other as quickly as episode seven? Doubtful, but there is an argument to be made that Theon has played out his role and life in this story. Perhaps he lays down his life to protect his sister, who has proven to be a better soldier than he ever was. Euron Greyjoy, the uncle, is a little less likely to die, seeing as he literally drowned before taking over as king and he has a mission ahead of him.

Mormont is an easy kill, as he and Daenerys had a proper good-bye and few characters even get that in Game of Thrones. That could either be foreshadowing that Jorah will find a cure for his impending demise or he’ll just fade into the background, become a stone monster or even die. He’s a warrior, though, so he could battle and find a cure and then get back to the woman he loves. But Game of Thrones doesn’t do happy endings, right? Yeah.

Then there are the king and queen. Margaery seems to have escaped death to this point – as well as prison – but she seems to still have a target on her back and her story may be played out. Tommen is especially in danger, as he’s foolishly sided with the High Sparrow and time and time again has looked too weak to be king. Anyone could kill him (and Margaery for that matter) at this point, and let’s be honest, king’s weren’t meant to rule – they’re meant to die.

There is a strong case for Arya Stark to go soon, as she has pretty much come full circle, having realized who she is and what she needs to do. The fact that Jaqen H’ghar gave Waif permission to kill her either brings us to a coming of age scene where Arya defeats the girl she couldn’t get past, or we now know her intentions and this as far as she goes.

Our Pick

High Sparrow

It really only is a matter of time, isn’t it? This union between the king and the church seems falsified, and even if it isn’t, the king is too weak to stop anyone else from doing the dirty work behind his back. The best part is it could even be a collaboration between the former queen and the current queen that takes down the High Sparrow, as he held them both in prison and actually made Cersei endure the naked walk of atonement.

The key here is for Margaery to be faking her decision to fess up to her sins and then strike back in order to save her brother, who is still imprisoned, or simply repay the High Sparrow for treating her so disgracefully. Another smaller character could easily be killed off first, but of the odds provided, the High Sparrow makes a good amount of sense, especially in the near future. That future is coming at us fast, too, as episode six brought us no new deaths and we know it’s not like Game of Thrones to last more than one episode without shedding some blood.

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